New Chairman at Ashtons Legal

Ashtons Legal is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Chairman, Michael Frape.Michael, a Commercial Disputes Partner who is based primarily in the firm’s Cambridge office, takes over the role from Mark M...

What if your employee driver has lost their licence to drive – but you don’t know?

Recent coverage of the appalling M1 minibus fatal crash has led to debate about employers not being informed when their employee drivers have lost their driving licence. In this case in March 2018, one driver was jailed for...

Public safety: diesel emissions cheating no different to tachograph fiddling

The Channel 4 Dispatches investigation aired on 9 April reported on a recent trend in the road transport sector: interference with lorries' exhaust control systems that are in place to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx)...

Driving a larger vehicle on your Cat B (‘car’) driving licence

Soon it may be possible to drive vans up to 4.25 tonnes maximum authorised mass (mam) on a Category B driving licence – but only if they are alternatively-fuelled. Currently 3.5 tonnes is the limit for that type of licence.&n...